Following a a City Council vote earlier this month, the speed limit on Ridge Avenue from Howard to Emerson streets will be cut from 30 to 25 miles per hour.
Signs announcing the new limit are scheduled to be installed starting next Tuesday, and city officials say message boards will be used to alert drivers to the change.
Other measures designed to help reduce the high number of traffic accidents on Ridge, including tree trimming to improve traffic signal visibility, have been completed by the City’s Public Works Agency.
The Ridge Avenue corridor will be reevaluated in the spring to determine if further trimming is needed to maintain a good line of sight for drivers. Traffic signal operational changes at the Ridge Avenue and Lake Street intersection are also planned for this spring.
The Evanston Police Department will continue its efforts to improve safety and encourage driver behavior changes through targeted enforcement. These efforts will focus on speeding, disobeying traffic regulations, distracted driving, and seat belt requirements.